BOGUK interest badges


(Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Graphic Design etc.)

Throughout you should demonstrate care for your equipment, and a good working knowledge of it.

Within the pieces of work you produce for this badge, you should include at least three of the following techniques:

  • Use of Perspective
  • Shading
  • Tonality
  • Colour Mixing
  • Preliminary Sketches
  • Use of various Support Medium (paper, board, etc)
  • Use of a variety of Computer Software Packages

1. Produce a portfolio of at least 4 pieces of your own work which EITHER

a. Explore a single theme in a variety of media (Wash & Ink, Charcoal, Pencil, Watercolour, Felt Tip, Acrylic, Oils, Clay, Wood etc) OR
b. Use a single medium to explore a variety of themes (Landscape, still life, portrait, abstract etc)

2. Produce an additional piece of work, using any medium or media you wish, on one of the following themes:
a. "Surprise Yourself!"
b. "Technology"
c. "Our World"
d. "Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow"

3. Understand the colour wheel and how colours mix in the media you have chosen.

4. Discuss how you will save, protect and display your work. This may include use of fixatives, varnish, computer storage etc

5. Do one of the following:
a. Visit an art gallery or exhibition
b. Research the life & works of an artist of your choice
c. Write a critical review of a graphical software package

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